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BWF 2018 program announced

The program has been announced for the 2018 Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF), which runs from 6-9 September.

More than 200 writers will appear at the festival, including human rights barrister and author Geoffrey Robertson who will deliver the opening night address. International guests include The Devil Wears Prada author Lauren Weisberger, Scottish author and playwright Irvine Welsh, American physician and author Jonathan D Quick, English writer Philip Hoare, Canadian activist and poet Katherena Vermette, The Woman in the Window author A J Finn, and Scottish crime author Denise Mina.

Local authors attending the festival include Sophie Laguna, Kate Grenville, Dervla McTiernan, Bri Lee, Tony Birch, Heather Morris, Alison Lester, Morris Gleitzman, Marcia Langton, Megan Davis, Mem Fox, Shastra Deo, Tim Rogers, Janet Lee and Jackie Ryan. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will deliver the festival’s closing night address.

This year’s festival theme will ask audiences to consider the question, ‘What does the world need now?’

Special events in the program include three pre-festival dinners with international authors Irvine Welsh, Lauren Weisberger and Veronica Roth, a session on Aboriginal history and tourism with Marcia Langton, as well as the opening and closing addresses.

The previously launched schools program will feature US YA writer Veronica Roth and local authors Fleur Ferris, Davina Bell, Cally Black, Jared Thomas, Peter Carnavas, Sue McPherson, Jessica Watson, A L Tait, Lance Balchin and more.

Tickets to the full program will be on sale from 10 July. See the full program here.



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